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Supervisor, Computer Systems Administration

Company: Institute for Defense Analyses
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) has an immediate career opening for a Supervisor, of Computer Systems Administration. This opening is located at IDA's Center for Communications Research in Princeton, New Jersey (CCR-P). IDA offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and a superior professional working environment. To the right individual, IDA offers the opportunity to have a major impact on key national programs while working in support of technical issues and projects. This position is responsible for management of day-to-day operations of computing systems and networks at CCR-P. Participates in evaluating, updating and maintaining CCR-P's computing systems and network environment including local and wide area networks; oversees systems and network administration, troubleshooting and user support

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates with the IT Manager and Network Supervisor in evaluating and defining the overall CCR-P computing systems and network environment considering user requirements, cost and security implications of alternatives to ensure high availability and usability of all CCR-P computing systems. Provides input for computer systems budget planning.
  • Plans for, identifies, and coordinates the integration of software and hardware upgrades to the CCR-P computing systems ; works with and advises management on ordering new servers and system configurations; develops test and implementation plans for new hardware or software. Ensures that configurations are compatible with existing systems, networking, remote access capabilities, and configuration management guidelines. Provides oversight for Local and Wide Area Network. Coordinates installations of new research and administrative systems.
  • Works closely with the ISSM to develop, maintain and ensure compliance with security requirements, and compatibility with configuration management and disaster recovery procedures for mission critical business applications. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of computer security requirements.
  • Oversees the research and response to problem reports; and works closely with Systems Administrators to resolve them.
  • Reviews and revises procedures for I.T. personnel relating to software configuration and shutdown/reboot procedures.
  • Plans for and coordinates appropriate staffing levels and schedule assignments to ensure coverage as needed to support computer users; supervises systems administration group of the IT staff.
  • Conducts annual performance appraisals of direct reports; interviews and recommends candidates for hire in those areas.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related area.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in UNIX and Windows system administration; including some supervisory experience.
  • Extensive experience with LAN and WAN configuration and performance analyses.
  • High competence in shell programming, PYTHON, PERL, and HTML.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and upgrading LINUX and Windows operating systems.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to obtain necessary security clearances.

Keywords: Institute for Defense Analyses, Trenton , Supervisor, Computer Systems Administration, IT / Software / Systems , Princeton, New Jersey

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